Video – Stack succumbs at second attempt…

First blast reduced the height; second blast did the trick.

Workers on Friday used explosives to topple a smokestack that withstood an initial demolition attempt at the former Duquesne Light-owned Frank R. Phillips Power Station in Crescent, erasing the last visible remnant of the long-idled plant.

Duquesne Light opened the plant in 1943 to provide additional power for industries operating at full capacity during World War II. The plant, which straddles Beaver and Allegheny counties along the Ohio River, was named in honour of a former Duquesne Light president.